CATEGORY: September 2011

Remarks by the President on the American Jobs Act in Denver, Colorado

Abraham Lincoln High School Denver, Colorado 2:20 P.M. MDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Denver!  (Applause.)  What a beautiful day.  Thank you so much.  How’s it going, Lancers?  (Applause.)  I hear the Lancers have a pretty good ball team.  That’s the story I’ve heard.  (Applause.) Well, listen, there are a couple of people here I want to acknowledge who are just outstanding public servants. ... [Read more]

The White House and National Science Foundation Announce New Workplace Flexibility Policies to Support America’s Scientists and Their Families

12:45PM Conference Call with Tina Tchen, John P. Holdren, and Subra Suresh Today, White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director Tina Tchen, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren, and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh announced the “NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative,” a 10-year plan to provide greater work-related flexibility... [Read more]

President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

President Obama today named 94 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The Presidential early career awards embody the high priority the Obama Administration places on producing outstanding... [Read more]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Wangari Maathai

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Professor Wangari Maathai. On behalf of all Americans, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to Professor Maathai’s family and the people of Kenya at this difficult time. The world mourns with you and celebrates the extraordinary life of this remarkable woman who devoted her life to peacefully protecting what she called “our common... [Read more]

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Gary Blumenthal, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2013. (Reappointment) Susan A. Maxman, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2012, vice William Hardiman, term expired. Susan A. Maxman, of Pennsylvania,... [Read more]

Statement by Vice President Biden on the Passing of Professor Wangari Maathai

I was honored to meet Professor Wangari Maathai in Nairobi just over a year ago, and like millions of others was saddened to learn today of her passing. History will rightly record her most celebrated accomplishments, including that she was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. But her contributions to her home continent—and to our shared humanity—run far deeper than accolades... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at DNC Event–Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

The Paramount Theatre Seattle, Washington September 25, 2011 2:38 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you, Seattle! Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you, Seattle. (Applause.) AUDIENCE: Four more year! Four more years! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. Now, first of all, it is wonderful to see all of you. It is wonderful... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at DNC Event–San Jose, California

Private Residence San Jose, California September 25, 2011 6:56 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. (Applause.) It is good to be back in Silicon Valley. It is good to be back at the Thompson residence. (Applause.) I try to make this a regular stop. (Laughter.) Once every year or two, I figure, well, I need a little dose of John and Sandi and their friends. So thank you all for being here.... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at DNC Event–San Jose, California

Private Residence San Jose, California September 25, 2011 8:09 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. I’m just letting Zuckerberg know, I’m taking her on the road. (Laughter.) So somebody else is going to have to manage things while she’s gone. Thank you so much, Sheryl and David and the kids, for opening up this beautiful home. Thank you... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in Town Hall with Linkedin

Computer History Museum Mountain View, California 10:58 A.M. PDT MR. WEINER: Good morning, everyone. AUDIENCE MEMBER: Yes! MR. WEINER: Oh, very nice. (Laughter.) Thank you so much for joining us here today for a very special town hall discussion on a subject we all know to be truly important, and that’s putting America back to work. In just a moment, I’m going to be introducing a very... [Read more]

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